Where to Park It: RVing in the Nation’s Oldest City

RVing in the Nation’s Oldest City is our first destination each summer. St. Augustine has a wide variety of campgrounds that offer amenities and settings that appeal to different types of travelers. We love to explore new campgrounds and have some old-fashioned family fun! If you are looking for a new way to tour St. Augustine, I highly recommend RVing in the Nation’s Oldest City.

Anastasia Island State Park

Anastasia Island
Thank you Mary Yokley for sharing a beautiful shot of the beach at Anastasia Island State Park.

This state park has mostly shady sites with more of a secluded camping experience than most. The sites have water and electric hookups for both RV’s and tents. Although the sites are not oceanfront at Anastasia Island State Park, there is a large parking area near the beach access points along with a WIFI picnic area.

There are boat rentals available at the front of the park and nature trails to explore. The park does sit fairly close to the amphitheater so it can be loud when events are taking place. Look at this way, you get free entertainment without fighting the crowds or you are within walking distance if you want to join in on the fun!

Bryn Mawr Ocean Resort

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Oceanfront sites with covered decks to enjoy the cool ocean breezes is what Bryn Mawr Ocean Resort  If you are fortunate enough to land one of the oceanfront sites, you will be just steps away from the surf over one of their 4 boardwalks to the beach. They have an extensive list of amenities available if the beach is not your thing. They offer two pools (one adult only), hot tub, basketball court, a playground, and a dog park. Their sites are full hookups including WIFI and cable. If you do not own your own RV, they do have rental units available throughout the park.

Compass RV Resort

Compass RV Resort St. Augustine
Fishing anyone? There are a few sites that back up to the pond.

Compass RV Resort keeps adding new amenities and has upgraded their sites and facilities. They have weekly activities with live music on the weekends and have added an inground pool. If your four-legged friends camp with you, they have a shaded dog park accommodating both large and small breeds. There are a variety of sites as well as vintage campers to rent! Dollar General is out front with a movie theater, restaurants, and flea market just down the road. Even though it sits outside of town, the Old Town Trolley does provide a shuttle service with the purchase of trolley tickets.

They offer both back-in and pull-through full hookup sites including cable and WIFI(which works throughout the park).

Faver-Dykes State Park

Fayver Dykes
Thank you Cynthia J. Kelly Schuster for sharing your photograph.

Faver-Dykes State Park is located 15 miles outside of town on the Pellicer Creek with just 30 sites. The sites offer water and electric only and can accommodate tents or RV’s up to just 35′. This park is popular among birdwatchers and kayakers. There are plenty of places to enjoy the creek and the nature surrounding.

North Beach RV Resort

North Beach RV Resort
Most of North Beach sites provide your own private oasis.

Location, location, location is what North Beach RV Resort has going for it. They are located just a few miles outside of town down A1A from Vilano Beach. The Atlantic Ocean sits across the highway and the inner coastal behind the campground. There’s a heated pool just steps from the ocean. If you prefer not to cook much while you are camping, this is the place to stay. Aunt Kate’s is out back with beautiful views and live music or The Reef across the street offering gorgeous views of the ocean and a fabulous brunch on Sundays.

Most sites provide a secluded oasis with the massive live oaks providing a canopy.  They have full hook-ups including cable and WIFI (mainly at the front office/laundry). The sites and roadways are like living at the beach full-time with sandy sites.

St. Augustine Beach KOA Holiday

St. Augustine Beach KOA Holiday
St. Augustine Beach KOA Holiday offers a variety of sites and amenities.

Pool and amenities you would normally find at a KOA with nearby restaurants and shopping options. This campground sits on Anastasia Island in a residential/commercial area of the island. If you are looking for a cabin rental, they have a variety of cabins available to rent. There is a fishing area, but no views of the ocean or inner coastal. They also offer additional fun for the kids with bike and paddle boat rentals. There’s more to do in this campground than most in the area.

KOA has full hook-ups including WIFI and cable. They offer a variety of types of sites anywhere from lakefront back-in sites to pull-through sites in which some have a gas grill along with a firepit and patio table and chairs.

The KOA sits within a short drive or bike ride to St. Augustine Beach, St. Augustine Amphitheater, and all of the downtown sites with shuttle service available through Old Town Trolley.

St. John’s RV Park

St. John's RV Park
St. John’s RV Park is convenient to I95 with a friendly staff to welcome you.

St. John’s RV Park is conveniently located off I95 offering reasonable rates for full hook-up sites including cable and WIFI. It is located next to the weekend flea market. There are fast food restaurants and a gas station within walking distance.

Stagecoach RV Park

Stagecoach RV Park
The Stagecoach RV Park offers a country like setting.

The Stagecoach RV Park is a family-owned campground located near two outlet malls, Camping World, and restaurants. It is just a short distance outside of the hustle and bustle of town with easy access to all of the downtown historical sites.

It’s a nice quiet shady park to relax and unwind in after a busy day in town. They offer full hookup pull-through sites including cable and WIFI. Stagecoach also has a nice dog park for both small and large breeds along with swings, volleyball, horseshoes, and cornhole for some old-fashioned family fun. The park greets you like you have just come back home!

RVing in the Nation’s Oldest City

Since St. Augustine is our second home and summertime is when we can travel the most, we will be parking it in various campgrounds throughout the area. If you are RVing in the Nation’s Oldest City anytime soon, drop us a line we would love to meet and share stories around the campfire. We have some insider secrets we have learned about maneuvering an RV through the narrow streets of St. Augustine that we would love to share. If you are a local campground owner and would like to have your campground highlighted on our page, send me a message about featuring your campground in an upcoming blog post.

Enjoy the journey!

~ Heather

heathersimplystaugustine@gmail.com

 

 

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